My week off did the trick. I completed the shit draft of Midnight Bites – the draft that spills from the little gray cells to the fingers to the keyboard without regard for any rules, form, or pattern. It tastes and looks like puke at first glance, but that’s the point of the shit draft. From this, the novel grows.
BTW: Don’t ask. No one reads the shit draft except me.
My list of “to-do’s” (fixes, changes, updates) increases daily: Excellent! My mind knows the how and why each character is in the novel. (No, I will not tell you what they did. You’ll have to read the book to find out.)
While I’m working down my “to-do” list, I’m also line editing and seeking (and fixing) the glaring plot holes. Can’t wait to have the first draft ready for someone to read. Then the second and how many other drafts will develop and change and keep me busy for the rest of the summer.
It’s great to be back among the living. I hope your work is progressing well, too.
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